Deal: Save $200 on Microsoft's newest Surface Pro tablet

If you’re thinking of buying a new tablet, Microsoft wants you to know that it’s currently offering a couple of its newest Surface Pro hybrid devices at reduced prices. More exactly, Microsoft is taking $200 off the price of the Surface Pro with Intel Core i5 processor, 128 GB SSD and 4 GB of RAM, and of the Surface Pro with Intel Core i5, 256 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM. Thanks to this offer, you can buy the former for $799 (instead of $999), and the latter for $1,099 (instead of $1,299).  
This deal is available until February 24 (Saturday), and, unfortunately, …


Picture of Acer's rumored Chrome OS powered tablet grabbed from now deleted tweet

Just the second day into 2018, we told you that Samsung was allegedly working on a Chrome OS powered tablet to be powered by a high end Intel processor. But Sammy’s Chrome OS powered slate might not end up being the first such device to hit the market. An image taken from a now deleted tweet shows an Acer tablet that is said to be running on Chrome OS. The picture was snapped by someone attending the Bett education and technology show in London, and tweeted yesterday.

Google has dropped hints in the past about allowing manufacturers to use Chrome OS on a variety of form factors, including …

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen is a Galaxy Note-flavored convertible tablet

On the heels of rumors that Samsung is working on a powerful, Chrome OS tablet, code named ‘Nautilus’, the company at CES unveiled the Notebook 9 Pen – a 13.3-inch, Galaxy Note flavored convertible tablet.
The Notebook 9 Pen’s design is nothing to write home about, with its generic-looking aluminum base and uninspired curved edges, but it is really, really portable. With a body built from light, but durable, magnesium alloy, the 13-inch Notebook 9 Pen is incredibly light, weighing in at just 2.2 pounds. It’s also pretty thin, measuring at .64 inches at its thickest, …

Samsung reportedly working on a Chrome OS tablet with high-end CPU and camera

Samsung is reportedly hard at work on a new Surface-style, detachable tablet, codenamed “Nautilus”, which will be powered by Google’s Chrome OS. What’s more interesting, is that Samsung is apparently not aiming for the high-end, not holding back in the hardware department, even when it comes to the camera. That’s interesting, considering how Chromebooks have never had great cameras (not that anyone’s complaining).
According to Engadget, “Nautilus” will be powered by a 7th gen Intel Core CPU, much like the competition from Microsoft, and will also employ a Sony IMX258 …

So long, Pixel C: the hybrid tablet is gone from the Google Store

The Google Pixel C was a quirky little tablet with a cool magnetically-attached keyboard, introduced way back in December of 2015. It didn’t enjoy much popularity — despite being marketed as a productivity machine, it ran pretty much vanilla Android and it was pricey, starting at $499 with the keyboard being a separate $149 buy. Still, it had its fandom.

If you’ve been waiting for the right time for the Pixel C’s price to drop and the stars to align themselves in the right way so you could pull the trigger and buy one, that moment is quickly fleeting. The Google Pixel C has been silently …

Microsoft patent images reveal folding Surface tablet

Back in January and March of this year, we showed you images from Microsoft patent applications that revealed a Surface tablet that converted into a phone and vice versa. Today, a tweet from a gentleman named Isaac referred us to a listing on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website. The listing includes the latest images of a folding Surface tablet device. This unit folds from a tablet with one large display into one with two smaller and separate OLED screens. The device also functions as a phone.

The new sketches go into detail as we can see the individual parts making …

Beautiful winter wallpapers in ultra high resolutions, perfect for any smartphone or tablet

With winter in full swing, in some parts of the world at least, no one would blame you if you’d rather just tuck in for a few months and wait for things to warm up a bit. However, if you are one of those people who just can’t get enough of the white, snowy brilliance outside and want to take some of that wintry magic everywhere they go, we’ve got a nice collection of smartphone and tablet wallpapers just for you! And hey, even if you fall into the former category and would just rather sit by the fireplace all winter—book and hot beverage in hand—you can’t deny that there’s …

NVIDIA Shield Tablet is getting a new update that fixes some security and connectivity issues

NVIDIA has just announced that it is now rolling out a new update for the Shield Tablet, which is dubbed “Upgrade 5.3.” The update contains important system enhancements, as well as security and bug fixes.

Among the most important changes, NVIDIA mentions the addition of the November security patch and some system stability and security optimizations. The full changelog as published by NVIDIA is available below:

Addresses Wi-Fi vulnerabilities (KRACK and Broadpwn);Fixing connectivity issues with Zagg Bluetooth keyboards;Overall system stability and security …

Meet the Lenovo Moto Tab, an interesting tablet coming soon to AT&T


Back in May, we told you that a brand new Motorola tablet
(featuring a Productivity Mode) could be released soon. Now, we know that the
tablet is called Lenovo* Moto Tab, and will be available in the US via AT&T.

 

While the Lenovo Moto Tab hasn’t been officially announced yet,
AT&T published a promo video – embedded above – showcasing some of its
features. The second largest US mobile carrier presents the device as a “family tablet designed for
entertainment,” as it’s got a 10.1-inch Full HD screen, plus dual speakers with
Dolby Atmos sound, and supports up to 7 customizable …

Tablet sales drop for the 12th consecutive quarter from July through September


Shipments of tablets declined 5.4% in the third quarter on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest data from IDC. That marks the 12th consecutive quarter of declining shipments for the sector. 40 million units were shipped during the three months that ended on the last day of September. That compares with the 42.3 million slates that were delivered during the third quarter of 2016.

Leading the way with 10.3 million iPad tablets shipped in the quarter, was Apple. The 11.4% year-over-year gain in shipments helped Apple increase its market share in the tablet industry from 21.9% …